AURA Festival of Artist Moving Images is this weekend at Pātaka Art + Museum, Porirua!
Friday 23 October, 6.30pm - CIRCUIT 2020 Artist Cinema Commissions
Saturday 24 October, 9.45am-4.30pm - CIRCUIT Symposium: Sovereign Pacific / Pacific Sovereigns
The Artist Cinema Commissions are free, and include new work by Rangituhia Hollis, Ana Iti, Alex Monteith, Sione Monu and Gary-Ross Pastrana. The symposium Sovereign Pacific / Pacific Sovereigns features presentations by Dr. Carl Mika, David Teh (Singapore), Rachel Rakena, Sorawit Songsataya, Rangituhia Hollis, Vera Mey, Dr. Greg Dvorak (Japan), Lana Lopesi, Ana Iti, David Chesworth (AU), Jasmine Togo-Brisby, Andrew Clifford. Admission $40 waged, $10 CIRCUIT artists / unwaged.
Both events explore how sovereignty is inscribed in art – on page, on screen, in space, on bodies, and in the natural world. Is it altered by contemporary media? Which histories does it invoke, and which does it counter?
Register for the Symposium and receive a free lunch for all attendees. Do you need a ride? Book a seat on the free bus for either the screening, symposium or both by writing to Israelrandell(at)circuit.org.nz.
Beginning next weekend in Wellington, don't miss The Sound of Seeing a history of Aotearoa experimental sound seen through artists film and video.